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Old 12-15-2010, 05:31 AM   #41
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Dear bbbamI, I was sorry to wake up to this thread. You do have friends galore in all of us. A couple of ladies that I know have husbands and fathers who have dealt very successfully with this issue. There are lots of treatment options, I believe, with extremely high success rates. I am glad they caught this early and that your DH has an excellent prognosis.
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Old 12-15-2010, 07:14 AM   #42
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Sorry to hear this news. I have known several with prostate cancer and all are well or passed for reasons unrelated to the cancer.
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Sorry to learn of this but the positive is that from everything I've ever heard finding out about it early makes it easily treatable.

FIL had treatment for it about five years ago and at 84 he's doing fine.

DW freaked at the "C word" in me about 20 years ago for some minor skin cancer, caught early, that was handled with an office visit. No issues since.
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Sorry to hear the news but, as others have said, prostate cancer is a slow developing cancer and they have very good treatment regimens for it. Success rates are high especially when caught early. I've even seen reports where they say we spend too much money screening for it. Say most men will pass due to old age as opposed to the prostate cancer.

I've had the samples taken and that wasn't a pleasant experience at all. Developed an infection in the plumbing from the test too. That was very unpleasant but the test itself came back negative.

Wish your DH and you the best and I believe you'll be somewhat relieved as you learn more.
Thank you for your post. I'm so sorry you had such a bad experience with the biopsy. I was really concerned about the procedure too...but we agreed it was best he had one done. His sonogram and biopsy only took about an hour to do in the doctor's office.

He said it was a bit uncomfortable, but not as bad as he thought it would be. He had no bleeding or cramps, just minor discomfort that lasted a couple of hours. He did not develop an infection as his doctor gave him some antibiotics to take for a few days. Unfortunately the results were not what we hoped for.

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Again, I want to thank everyone for your posts and PMs. They are all heartfelt....and they mean so much to me. I will reply to all of the PMs soon.

Sure wish I could copy and magnify this little guy......and paste it on my face. That way, people will know I'm about a half bubble off plumb and won't expect too much out of me.

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good place to check for current, reliable information: Comprehensive Cancer Information - National Cancer Institute (National Cancer Institute). The information there is reviewed and updated regularly by specialists in the field. There are explanations for laymen and for medical professionals; all are available for the public to read.
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.....I'm about a half bubble off plumb

Not heard that phrase before - great to see you are maintaining your wonderful sense of humor.
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Very sorry to hear your news - my heart goes out to you. As many have said, fortunately it seems to have been caught early, and the treatment options often provide positive results! {hug}
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Not heard that phrase before - great to see you are maintaining your wonderful sense of humor.
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You've definitely deserve some Baileys in those Cheerios...
I don't have any Baileys, but I did use a hint of JD...for medicinal purposes, don't ya know?

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Sorry to hear the bad news Bbbami I heard somewhere that it is statisticly proveable that all men will get it. It is just a question of living long enough. It is good that it is successfully treatable.
In the meantime, maybe some of that TN medicine will help some.

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So sorry to hear about your DH. The good news is that they caught it early. I have an uncle who was diagnosed with PC a few years ago and is now cancer free at 73 and still kicking .

Keep thinking positively .
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Sorry to hear the bad news Bbbami I heard somewhere that it is statisticly proveable that all men will get it. It is just a question of living long enough.
Not quite, but by age 80 almost 80% of men without prior blood abnormality or symptoms will have microscopic traces of prostate cancer on autopsy. It often but not always grows so slowly that they die at a ripe old age of something else.
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Everyone has already said most of the comments I thought of so I'll just say good luck to both you and DH. I'll be hoping that the process is not too difficult and that the outcome is good.

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Uh oh...this is the second prescription you've written me...

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Me likey you doc....

Seriously y'all...thanks for the laughs and hugs...

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bbbamI, I am truly sorry to hear this. Hopefully it is the kind that takes a very long time to evolve and does little harm to either of you.

Normally prescriptions are for individuals, but I'm sure Dr. Rich won't mind if you share some of the one he wrote you with your DW...
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Hang in there kid! The handful of men I know with pc have all survived it. DW's friend's dad had it. The doc told her essentially what Doc Rich said - "It often but not always grows so slowly that they die at a ripe old age of something else." He lived into his mid 80's before he died of something else.
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Not quite, but by age 80 almost 80% of men without prior blood abnormality or symptoms will have microscopic traces of prostate cancer on autopsy. It often but not always grows so slowly that they die at a ripe old age of something else.
Advancing age... declining sex life... prostate cancer... mere correlations or causations?

How would we test this hypothesis? (I ain't volunteering for the "null case".) What kind of prescription would apply for this situation?
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